India-China Face-Off: Indian soldiers retaliate in close unarmed combat (Representational)
An Indian colonel and two soldiers were killed in a "violent face-off" on Monday night with Chinese troops at Galwan Valley in Ladakh. Army sources say the soldiers were not shot but were killed in a physical fight on Indian Territory that involved stones and batons. The Indian soldiers retaliated and there were causalities on the Chinese side as well.
Here is the sequence of events.Clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers last night just as Chinese troops were getting. ready to move away from a location as per agreement reached.Indian Commanding Officer (Colonel) assaulted with batons, stones.Indian soldiers retaliate in close unarmed combat.The assault lasted for several hours.Soldiers from both sides disengaged after midnight.3 Indian soldiers, including Colonel Killed in Action. "Significant" number of Chinese casualties. Talks to de-conflict situation held at Patrol Point 14 in Galwan River region.Precise location of clash is unclear.